Check out this recent conference, entitled, "The Health Blogosphere: What It Means for Policy Debates and Journalism," sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation on July 29. Lots of interesting stuff. But my favorite quote is at minute 54:35 from Tom Rosenstiel, Director of the the Project for Excellence in Journalism:
When I think of blogs, I think blogs are like muffins They range from everything from bran to chocolate cake. They are more of a shape than they are defining a particular kind of content.... They put you in the conversation, and tonally there is a similarity to blogs.... Similarities pretty much end there.